With the number of personal websites constantly climbing as time ticks forward, it can be a challenge to create a site that will draw attention. New add ons are being developed consistently. These web devices can help add an extra dash of flair to an otherwise run-of-the-mill website. Here are a few fun add on options.
Game Add Ons
People enjoy playing random games online. Mainstream games that are easy to recognize such as Sudoku, Poker, and Blackjack already have a proven following of players. By placing any of these add on devices onto a site, it may increase the amount of attention a web browser may pay to that particular site. Other game add on options include virtual fortune cookies or pets. Users can even visit a sense of nostalgia with arcade classics like Pong or Pacman. They can take a quiz.
Lifestyle Add Ons
Monitor the weather, display news headlines or even stock market activity with add ons that tailor to visitor interest. Aside from the distractions that a clever game can provide, there is a growing list of more functional add ons. Babblefish provides a language translation bar that can be added to a blog site. Adding links to YouTube videos that either pertain to the site subject, or to simply entertain visitors is a common option found on blogs and other personal websites.
Additional Add Ons
Besides guest books and web counters, personal websites include additional devices to create visitor interest. Embedded music players entertain users while they browse. Posting a poll on a site for users to participate in is a common way to encourage interaction. Countdowns and timers can also be added to create a buzz leading up to a particular event or mark an occasion.
No matter the intended subject of a website there is an add on to help enhance visitor browsing.